Anyone been by their local Best Buy to see if there's a line up?
The Wii launch went off with no major issues as far as I know (I guess it's partially due to the younger crowd) and even though they sold for less per unit, they had alot more stock than Sony did at launch and probably ended up making/losing less money. They also had 20 titles on launch which helped as well.that's something Sony or any other corporation could do and hope of ever preserving customer loyalty. Sure, they may be able to sell the 400,000 units for 2-3x the "suggested" MSRP but the bad publicity would affect their long-term image in all markets - not something Sony can really afford at the moment IMHO with their recent gaffes.
The money gained on the first few consoles would be a pittance compared to the royalties gained by Blu-Ray becoming the dominant next-gen format; a Blue goldmine